In case you’re wondering why you haven’t been receiving much Daily Inspiration, and in case you don’t already know, just a few weeks ago I hit the road again with my Lord Jesus Christ, my Bible, my sweet handicapped and senior doggy companions, and my stuff, in a very old car, to begin the next step of my journey being out on the road for the Lord & ministry. I remain in a hotel in New Jersey not too far outside New York City, and Lord willing I will be moved into New York City in a short time. I promise to keep you posted! As you can imagine, I’m exhausted, under a fair amount of stress, being tested by the Lord through the big move, being attacked by Satan…

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23……. Sometimes the Lord makes abundantly clear to us it’s time to move on, to let go, to go ahead, to press forward, to leave something or someone behind, because it’s His will, because it’s His time, for His glory, because we who follow Him are His and are here to love and follow Him, and are to go forward when He says to go forward, and, in love for and obedience to Him, we do let go, we do move on, we do press forward, following Him, even when it’s hard, or not, no matter what we feel like when we make…

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15………… “The one you love is not the one I want you to take,” the Spirit of God told me firmly, even sternly, emphatically early this morning. I have just woken up, and am utterly exhausted, not just from too little sleep, but from literally walking virtually non stop at a fairly rapid pace for about four hours through the streets of New York City yesterday searching for housing. I was thinking for the umpteenth time about an apartment I had seen days earlier which despite its need for some work the management company had promised to do prior to move in seemed…

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5…………. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6…………. “Keep looking,” the Lord told me one morning. “Be diligent in this.” I had been looking and looking – and looking – for something. I thought I had found it. What I had found was not what God wanted for me. I was exhausted from looking. I wanted to move forward already. I wanted to move on. I could easily have stopped looking. And settled. Settled for something right in front of me. Just to…

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17…………….. “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14…………. “You have your answer,” the Spirit of God told me early one morning as I was still waking up concerning something big and important that had been occupying much of my time and thoughts in days past. “Say no and move forward,” He told me. If you don’t know me well, you don’t know that this is one of the most powerful messages from the Lord I had ever received. Not only that, but the Lord had grown me…

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:14…….. Jesus Christ is Lord. The Lord is God. God almighty. We have no business calling Jesus Christ Lord and not living our lives accordingly. That’s what I did for years. Told people I believed in Jesus Christ as Lord. My life showed the world, and most importantly the Lord, that I hadn’t submitted my life to Him. I called Him Lord. I didn’t act like He is Lord. I acted like I was lord of my own life. Jesus Christ is Lord. Those of us who call Him Lord, who believe in Him as Lord, need to follow Him as Lord. We need to yield our hearts and lives to…

“O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” Jeremiah 10:23………… When I think of the word “seamless”, I think of being unable to tell where one thing ends and another thing begins. A transition is so “seamless” from one thing to the next, regardless of what it is, like one piece of fabric to another, or where one piece of machinery connects to another, that the whole transition is simply as clean, clear, natural, and even peaceful, as can be. The two pieces just fit perfectly, well, as though there is no break between them, no rough patches in between them, and, well, I believe you get the picture. This, in fact, is how I would describe my recent…

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 (underlining added)………………. Please go where God sends you. When you know it’s Him sending you, please go. For Him. Why should you go? Because He’s God. Today I went into New York City to see an apartment I didn’t feel good about seeing because of something I learned about the people managing it. A nice real estate agent I did feel good about by phone and email agreed to show it to me. My beloved parents encouraged me to go and see it despite my strong reservations about the management company. I knew the Lord was sending me. So I went. It turns out the Lord…

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Yesterday as I drove into New York City, my first trip back there in many, many years, having gone in once to the city for a few hours years ago and having lived in the city years before that, I was in awe. I cannot describe in words how far the Lord has brought me, of where He has brought me spiritually, physically, emotionally, and, most importantly, in my forever relationship with Him, and in my ministry work for Him. I was a woman broken…

Just wanted to let you know I have arrived safe & sound by God’s grace alone in New Jersey, settled myself and the 5 special needs & senior doggies in my care into a hotel, woke up to a snowstorm this morning, and after all the preparation, the packing, and the driving, and given this is undoubtedly the biggest step of faith I have taken in my years of following Jesus, I am utterly exhausted. I am reminded of how this step goes against my flesh in so many ways, from leaving behind beloved family and friends, going north when I love warm weather, going to the city when I love the beach, going to noise when I love quiet, going to a dangerous place when I love to feel safe,…

“Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that…

“Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a…

“Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!…” Psalm 96:9…………… Know what Jesus told the woman at the well when she talked about worshiping God in Jerusalem? Jesus made it plain and clear, to her, and to us, that worshiping God is NOT about a place! Yet how many of us have confined worshiping God to an hour or so at church on Sundays, and maybe to an hour or so more at church on Wednesday nights, if we even worship God at all? How many of us have confined worshiping God to a specific place, and to a specific time, and even to a specific way – like singing songs considered contemporary, written by others, and to singing songs considered traditional, written by people long ago? How many…

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6…………. ““But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to Him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way…

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6………… “I can’t do everything!” I told the Lord in my heart one day. “I never asked you to do everything,” He immediately replied. “I only asked you to do what I asked you to do.” Feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we take on more than the Lord has given us to do, and we need to be careful about this. Someone told me long ago the Lord equips us to do what He…

“He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed… Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:3-12………………… The cross lay on the ground. Made of bamboo, or wicker. I wasn’t sure of the material. Someone…

“And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47……………. My little ministry, Walk by Faith Ministry, is growing so quickly – locally, nationally, and internationally – that it’s hard to keep up with it all. Countless people hold countless conferences and seminars, write books, hold workshops, teach and coach and counsel others, etc., on how to grow a ministry. They teach about marketing, publicity, advertising, goals and agendas, plans and statistics, graphs and charts, business plans, short-range plans, long-term plans, how much money to spend on growing the ministry, how to raise the money, employing worldly ways, worldly measures and techniques, etc., to grow a ministry, to grow a church. Why is my ministry growing and growing? Why…

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23……………. “Stay out of this,” the Holy Spirit told me. I had been daydreaming about something. “You’re about to go into a place I don’t want you going into,” the Spirit of God essentially told me. The Lord was WARNING me. What I was thinking about was not acceptable to Him. I was thinking in my little daydream about doing some stuff. Involving two other people. About getting involved with something. It all seemed perfectly fine to me. Nothing wrong with it. Or so I thought anyway. But there was a problem. A big one. It wasn’t the Lord’s will for me to…

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out…

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15…… If you ask me what I do, why God created me, what He put me on this earth for, what His purpose for me is, what dream He has given me for His glory, how I spend my days, the answer is plain and clear. I live to love and worship and glorify and serve God almighty, and I do streets ministry and write Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books. My mission? To help people find and forever follow the Lord Jesus Christ. After decades of being utterly lost, broken, and hopeless, not only has the Lord entirely transformed me, but He has given me a very clear, simple, and straightforward purpose,…

By the Lord’s grace, in the Lord’s love, in the Lord’s strength, for the Lord’s glory, Lord willing unless He changes the date due to weather or such, this Sunday, April 1, yes, Easter day, and also Passover for my Jewish people, I will be climbing into my long-time Honda Element with about 240,000 miles on it with a luggage rack, bicycle rack with the doggy wheelchairs, the rest of my belongings, my 5 beloved and precious special needs & senior doggies, and lots and lots of FAITH & heading off to the New York City area for one reason alone. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! This will be stop #2 being out on the road full time for the Lord & ministry since April 2017, and I couldn’t be more humbled,…

“as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,” 1 Peter 2:2………… “I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;” 1 Cor. 3:2…………… It may sound harsh, but it’s true. Some of us need to grow up, and I of all people should know this – based on my own experience! Years ago, my then husband called me a “baby Christian.” I’m in reality what some call a Messianic Jew, as I’m really a Jewish follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. But his point was right on. I was nothing more than a babe in the Lord, or a baby in Christ, and little…

“Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5…………. There is a time to go, and a time not to go, and the time to go is when the Lord says so, and the time NOT to go is when the Lord says no. Not to go. Years ago, my beloved then pastor went to Haiti for his usual almost monthly ministry work there about 2 or 3 days before the major earthquake. He was all over the news in Savannah, GA, because he was in the exact location where the quake hit and went missing. He was in one of the buildings that was damaged but walked out of the building completely unscathed. When he was found, he was…

“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Hebrews 11:24-26 “Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.” Hebrews 11:36-38 Sad, but true, that we humans…

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27…………… Sometimes we’re convinced we’ve heard from God – and we haven’t. We think we know His will – but we don’t. We believe He’s told us something – but He hasn’t. We feel He’s sending us in one direction – but He’s not. We sense He’s leading us to something, or someone – but He’s not. We just know that we know He’s telling us to let something, or someone, go – but He’s not. You get the point. We believe God has said something to us – even though He hasn’t. How does this happen, how can we figure this out, and what do we do? It happens because no matter how much we…

“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.” Proverbs 8:17….. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6………… God REWARDS those who DILIGENTLY what? Diligently SEEK Him. Diligently seek WHOM? God! Let’s go deep with this. He has REWARDS for those who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM. Diligent, according to dictionary.com, is defined as “constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything…” and “done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking:” He doesn’t want us to just casually, once in a while, haphazardly, when we’re in the mood, or when it’s time to go to church…

“Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!” 1 Chron. 16:10-11…………. I asked the Lord a question. “Do you want to hear what I want to tell you, or do you want to hear what you want to hear?” He replied. His answer sounded indirect. After all, He hadn’t answered my question. Instead, He had wanted to get straight with me what my intention was. His Spirit knows me perfectly. He knows us all perfectly. His question was more important than mine. I needed to answer Him. Why did He ask me what I wanted to hear? “A bit of both,” I told Him. I wanted Him to tell me the truth. I…

“The lips of the righteous feed many,…” Proverbs 10:21……….. “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,…” Proverbs 10:11…………. “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,…” Proverbs 10:31…………. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,…” Proverbs 10:31………… “Use your mouth for my glory,” the Holy Spirit told me one day. Though I have heard preaching about the mouth, and studied in the Bible about the mouth, on and off for years, I have never had a more clear and powerful understanding of the mouth as I do today. I have spent decades of my life, and even to this very day can struggle with this very same thing if I’m not careful, using my mouth for all the wrong reasons. Negativity, moaning, whining, complaining,…

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 3:12-14………… “What am I going to do, Lord?” I asked Him as I sat in my favorite little deli-style restaurant with my bag-full of blueberry and banana nut muffins, a special treat, yum. “You’re going to persevere,” He told me immediately. I was weary. Worn out. Tired. Exhausted. The funny thing was…

“Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” Deut. 5:29………… “You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.” Deut. 5:33……… “Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you—‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’” Deut. 6:3………… “And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear…

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